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Skin Cancer Services

Macmillan Skin Cancer Nurse Specialist Team

The Macmillan Skin Cancer Nurse Specialist provide specialist knowledge, care and support for patients, and their families, from point of diagnosis, throughout treatment and manage patients follow up for skin cancer surveillance.

You will be introduced to your Skin Cancer Nurse Specialist at point of diagnosis and will receive an information pack containing contact details. Your nurse specialist is your first point of contact for concerns and will sign post to relevant health care professionals and departments involved and help reduce hospital admissions and G.P appointments though out your pathway.

The nursing service covers clinics at University Hospitals North Durham, Darlington memorial, Shortley bridge, Sunderland Royal and Bishop Auckland General Hospital allowing all patients to have a choice of location for follow up appointments.



Lead Dermatology Clinician Dr M Vatve

Mrs Kerry Osborne (Lead Dermatology Nurse Specialist)

Miss Helen Potts (Nurse Specialist)

T: 0191 3332307

E-mail :


Plastic Surgery

Lead Plastic Clinician Mr R Chalmers

Mrs Lindsay Johnson (Lead Plastics Nurse Specialist)

T: 0191 3332326

M: 07748180439



Normal working hours are 08:00 till 17:00 pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Both Dermatology and Plastics contact numbers above provide a voicemail system.


Out of Hours please contact Macmillan advice line for support on : 0808 80800000


'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital